Colostrum is Mother Nature’s most primal and potent immune system strengthener.
Colostrum is the first milk that mammals produce after giving birth. Loaded with antibodies and other immune boosting co-factors, the thick, yellow, and creamy substance is ‘liquid gold’ for babies helping their new bodies fight off disease.
Production starts a few weeks before delivery when the pregnant female’s mammary glands begin to create it in very small amounts.
For newborns, colostrum is a true superfood.
Studies show that colostrum contains a host of beneficial enzymes, antibodies, and growth factors that are an important component
of the human immune system.
It also has a multi-functional protein called lactoferrin that is
highly anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal.
These amazing benefits extend to adults as well. When taken in powder form as a breakfast shake or supplement, colostrum works on many levels to get the gut and overall system back to optimal health:
1. Seals the Gut
Colostrum enters through the bloodstream to seal the gut lining. This process helps to prevent food allergies and other leaky gut issues later in life, like asthma, allergies, ADD, eczema, and more.
2. Immune Preparation
Colostrum contains white blood cells, antibodies, and immunoglobulins that prime the immune system. One of these, immunoglobulin A,
is an antibody that protects against infection of
the throat, lungs, and intestines.
3. Regulates Bodily Functions
Colostrum helps infants adapt by regulating body temperature, the vascular system, glucose metabolism, and lung function,
and helps maintain fluid homeostasis.
4. Repairs the body
Colostrum is the only known natural source of two important growth factors, alpha and beta, and insulin-like growth factors 1 and 2. These unique substances not only help newborns to grow properly, it also helps to repair the body in times of stress or trauma. These growth factors are phenomenal at their stellar ability to grow and repair muscles, cartilage, and the skeletal system.
5. Natural Immunisation
Colostrum work to seal the gut lining and so acts as a natural immunisation. This prevents germs and other unwanted substances from entering the bloodstream and causing sickness at a time when babies are most vulnerable as well as adults at a later stage.
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